Defence, Diplomacy and Development

This research program, completed in 2006, explored the policy implications of the “3-D,” or defence, diplomacy and development, approach. According to this approach, the efforts of government departments and nongovernmental actors engaged in mitigating postconflict or transitional situations are coordinated, in what is referred to as the “security-development nexus.” The idea is that while the purpose of the security community’s actions is to provide a safe and secure environment for people to go about their daily lives, without broader human development, insecurity can again take hold and quickly spread throughout a region.

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